Smart Lipo on Knees, Calves and Ankles

  • SlimLegs
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 3 years ago

Salutations! I'm new to the group and wanted to blog about the smart lipo procedure on my knees, calves and ankles yesterday. When I was researching online there were not too many personal experiences with lipo on this area, so I hope this will help other people considering this area. First off, I'm 5'8' and weigh 145 lbs. I've always been tall and curvy but my lower half never matched my upper half. I have (had) heavey lower legs, my ankles were 10" in circumfrence and calves were 15" in circumfrence. My knees had a rather large amount of fat on the inner knee pads, as well on top of the knee. Today is my first morning after surgery and I must say, it's not as terrible as some people say it was going to be. My knees do not bother me much, but I will say my calf muscles are extremely sore. It almost feels like I worked out hardcore with my calves and they are just very sore to walk on. I've been keeping my legs elevated to help with the swelling, as well I'm wearing my compression garments - which aren't the most comfortable things. This morning I go for my post-op visit where he'll remove the garment and take post-op pictures . I will follow-up with my recovery as the days go on and will post more pictures throughout the recovery. For now, have a great day! Slim Legs (wannabe)

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Are u appy with the results or is it too early to tell. Pics please. Im just happy its nearly autumn and I don't have to feel concious wearing skirts and summer cropped pants. Looking at the procedure for next year.
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I finally did this procedure!Thank you for answering some questions for me and sharing your pics!
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Julzs33, How did it go?
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Thanks for your pics and advice.I am scheduled for my surgery finally.Im very nervous about going under and complications.Praying all goes well.I decided to go with Dr, Hunstad in Charlotte.Did you go in for after care such as additional massge etc....
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How did your calf/ankle Lipo go with Dr hunstad. I live in the huntersville area and I am looking for a certified doctor who performs this very difficult Lipo. I hope all went well and upload pictures soon! Thank you!
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I am scheduled Sept 28.I will let you know how it goes and post photos.
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Hope it goes well. How exciting. It will be some time before I have surgery. Looking forward to pics.
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Yay!! Please let me know how it goes and good luck...I'm very excited for you!!
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I am checking in on you...I know you just had surgery, but I hope you are doing well. Keep us posted!!
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Im doing well.They took the bandages off and I finally have ankles!Im still very swollen though.I can walk but I look like Frankenstein They took 3.50lbs of fat!.They look much thinner even with swelling.I will post some pics soon.Thanks for checking in on me.
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I'm from Scotland and had my surgery on Monday. Much better than anticipated. I have walked 1.5 miles yesterday and 2.5 miles today. Drinking lots of water and elevating legs. Lots of swelling around ankles which I'm really hoping will ease as I'm back at work on Monday.
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Excellent...so happy for you. Can't wait to see pictures!!!
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Oh I dont think I could walk that much.They just told me to keep legs elevated and try to get up and walk once every hour.When I lay down its hard to get them going but after a few steps im moving fairly well.The muscle feels very tight and loosens when I walk.Im still on good pain meds but get a burning sensation after I walk around.The nerves reconnecting.
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How are you? I had ankles and calves done on Monday. Swelling around ankles pretty bad. Doing all recommended things - walking, water, elevating legs so fingers crossed this reduces soon.
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Hows your swelling. Maybe I'm trying to hard and that's why my ankles are so swollen.
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I have swelling also but its not horrible.You can see puffy spots.I just physically dont think I could walk a mile right now.My meds make me tired too.One of my legs is hurting and swollen more than the other.I changed my bandages last nite and good lord that was my workout lol.My legs are also sensitive to touch.Wonder when I can shave? I wouldnt think shaving cream n a razor would be a good idea.
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Oh no the thought of shaving is just not good. I'm not on a lot of meds - think UK very strict on meds compared to US, just co codamol but I'm not sort just uncomfortable.
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They have me on a pain killer and antibiotic and something for nausea but I haven't needed it.They pain killer makes me sleepy.Nice to be able to have other people to talk too.
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Hello ladies, I had my done in June. I'm doing so much better but I think I'm going to need a revision on my right calve and ankle. Its bigger than my left and not as shapely. My PS took over 3liters out. Which is a lot. I tried to shave after one week and omg it actually hurt and felt so weird/odd. My doctor said don't worry about shaving which I didn't after for a month on my legs I think I used hair removing cream. It will get better ladies! Good luck and let me know if you guys have any questions. You can look at my tummy tuck journey I have leg photos up there. Oh and at the end of day or if its really hot outside my ankles swell so much!!
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Hi Julzs33 how are you doing today? I am feeling much better and getting about, still very cautiously, and ankle area very tender. Swelling not down much at all so not seeing much difference. I know it will happen I just need to be patient.
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I'm feeling great except still quite sore.My legs look blue gray from bruising.It reminds me of a corpse lol.I know it's only temporary but ewww!I have a Lil limp but walking is much better.I'm still swollen and know that will last for awhile.I have to be patient also.I'm going back mon for my one week checkup.Anxious to see results though!
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Wow just looked at your pics and girl you got it going on lol.If my legs look half that good I will be estatic! I'm hoping for good results. I haven't worn a skirt or shorts in years.I was really embarrassed by my legs.Hope I can show them off this summer and I will never wear pants again!
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I've been desperately searching for a board certified plastic surgeon in the Chicago area who is experienced with ankle and calf liposuction. Can anyone please provide with a lead???? Thanks so much!
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I live in Chicago and I'm looking for the same thing with no luck so far. I think I might go with one in Arizona! : (
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any luck finding a plastics doc that does ankles and calf liposuction in the Chicago area?
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